Hariri Congratulates Moqren for Being Named Saudi Future Kingإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Former Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday congratulated Saudi prince Moqren bin Abdul Aziz, who has been recently named second in line for the Gulf kingdom's throne.
According to a statement issued by Hariri's press office, the two men met at the prince's office at al-Yamama Palace in Riyadh.
The ex-PM congratulated Prince Moqren on “the royal confidence he gained by being chosen as deputy crown prince,” said the statement.
For his part, the prince thanked Hariri for his gesture and the meeting was “an occasion to exchange points of view,” the press office added.
The prince, who was chosen on March 27, is a confidant of King Abdullah who has trusted him to carry out several sensitive diplomatic missions.
He will be proclaimed sovereign "if the posts of crown prince and king become vacant," according to a decision taken by "more than three-quarters" of the 34-member Board of Succession, comprised of the princes of the royal family.